Prof. Tomasz Szmuc, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland.

Received MSc in Electrical and Control Engineering from the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH) in 1972. He has been employed since the beginning at AGH University of Science and Technology, where received Ph.D. (1979) and Sc.D. (1989) degrees, and Professor title (1999).

The research activities focus on software engineering, in particular applications of formal methods (Petri Nets, Temporal Logics, Process Algebras) for modelling and support of software development. Development of real-time systems and control systems constitute the main stream in application related research. He is author or co-author of 10 books and more than 180 articles mainly related the specified above Software Engineering and application categories. He was a Vice-Dean (1990 to 1992) and Dean (2005-2008) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Electronics. He was also Vice-Rector for Science (2008-2012) and Vice-Rector for Cooperation (2012 – 2016).

He is a member of many editorial boards in scientific journals and conferences. He was a coordinator and represented Polish Node called CC Poland Plus in the preparation and then initial phases of KIC-InnoEnergy project, coordinated and co-financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Currently EIT-InnoEnergy is managed by non-profit European company – Societas Europaea (SE). Shareholders of the KIC-InnoEnergy SE are leading European universities and research institutes, and main European energy related companies, e.g. EDF, Areva, Vattenfal, Total, ABB, Gas Natural, Iberdrola and many others.

T. Szmuc was responsible for thematic coordination in the area of Clean Coal and Gas Technologies in CC Poland Plus (now EIT Central Europe) – one among six nodes in the EIT-InnoEnergy. He is also engaged in building international cooperation with several R&D research and development institutions located worldwide. T. Szmuc was a Chairman of Program Committee of the EUNIS Rectors’ Conference 2016 (14-16 April 2016) organized by Jagiellonian University and AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland.